With the news that Jake Livermore has joined Derby County on loan, Harry’s plan to scrap the reserve side is starting to make some sense.

With Livermore at Derby and Taarabt on loan at QPR, our more high profile reserves are picking up some great experience in the Championship, while the likes of Ryan Mason, Steven Caulker and Adam Smith were all in action in League 1 at the weekend.

Let’s face it, other than Jamie O’Hara, we haven’t had a player to make the transition from reserve to first team squad for a number of years, so Harry’s decision in not really that much of a gamble. Things are clearly broke, so it’s time to try to fix things.

It will be interesting to see if the likes of Danny Rose and John Bostock are given a loan move before the transfer window closes. If they don’t, it will be a clear indication that they have a real chance of making a breakthrough in the first team this season.



  1. I agree with your reasoning here. We could have two or three youngstere stepping up this year and competative games in the Championship or lower down will bring them on more quickly.
    They are mostly on short loans, Livermore for example, and can quickly be recalled if we need them.
    Exciting times.


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